‘Body and Medicine in Latin Poetry’, which will take place online on the 17th and 18th September 2020.
The ongoing epidemic crisis brought forth by the spread of Covid-19 compels us to rethink the concepts of body and disease in light of their effect on human nature, as well as seek new methods to cope with the sense of anxiety and vulnerability generated by such pandemic diseases.
This conference will navigate the relationship between Medical Science and Humanities in Antiquity, with papers exploring how medicine can be integrated into poetry and how poetry, in turn, can propagate medical knowledge across various social classes and cultural contexts. Further to that, the conference will explore the extent to which such a relationship reflects our individual concerns about the validity and consistence of medicine as a science of the Human.
Workshop: Socratic eudaimonia and the care for others
An event sponsored by the International Society for Socratic Studies
Verona, April 8-9, 2020
Despite the appearances given by certain texts, the moral psychology of Socrates need not imply selfishness. On the contrary, a close look at passages in Plato and Xenophon (see Plato, Meno 77-78, Protagoras 358, Gorgias 466-468, Euthydemus 278, Lysis 219; Xenophon, Memorabilia 3.9.4-5) suggests that the egoist’s welfare depends upon the welfare of others (i.e. family or friends). Since the welfare of the egoist’s family and friends is part of the egoist’s own eudaimonia, the egoist has a direct and intrinsic motive to promote the welfare of these others.
Languages of Ecology: Ancient and Early Modern Approaches to Nature
Languages of Ecology: Ancient and Early Modern Approaches to Nature focuses on the origins, variety, and transformations of notions of ecology in antiquity and the early modern period.
ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII
An NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers (July 13-31, 2020)
The Classics Program of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College invites you to the Annual E. Adelaide Hahn Lecture.
Speaker: Emily Greenwood, Professor of Classics, Yale University
Friday November 8, 2019
- Pre-Lecture Reception: 5:30-6:00 pm
- Lecture: 6:00-7:00 pm “Verso Poetics: Black Women Poets and Classics”
- Post-Lecture Reception: 7:00-7:30 pm
Location: Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., NY, NY 10065
8th floor Faculty / Staff Dining Room, Hunter West Building, 68th St. and Lexington Ave.
This event is open to the public. If you are a guest at Hunter, please bring a picture ID and stop at the Welcome Desk in the lobby of Hunter West Building, SW corner of 68th St. & Lex. (Then take the elevator to the 8th floor or the escalator to 3 and then the elevator to 8.)
Registration is now live for the Spatial Turn in Roman Studies Auckland conference, to be held January 22-24, 2020. For information about the conference, please see https://www.dur.ac.uk/
Please join us for the 37th Classical Association of New England Summer Institute On the theme “The Empire and the Individual”
The organizers of the CANE Summer Institute invite you to join us for a weeklong examination of peoples and cultures that comprised the Classical Greek and Roman worlds. We will consider what it meant to be (but) an individual amid the greater whole of an empire and what that can tell us about living in today’s world.
Making Classics Public
A panel with Prof. Sarah Bond (University of Iowa) and Dr. Donna Zuckerberg (Editor-in-Chief, Eidolon)
Northwestern University,1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Part of #ClassicsNow: The Urgency of Re-Imagining Antiquity series
Making Classics Public is co-sponsored by the Society for Classical Studies
(Photo from Northwestern University, used with permission)
Justin Slocum Bailey will give a two-day series of workshops, BRINGING LATIN TO LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM, in Syracuse on Sept. 20-21, hosted by SU and generously supported by Binghamton University, Le Moyne College, The Humanities Corridor (and others).
Justin will help explore new and interactive techniques of Latin instruction. His pedagogy has proved to be very fruitful on all levels of Latin language classrooms (high school, college, etc.). Please consider attending and help spread the word.
Registration is $40 for one day, $75 for both: this will help cover a at least the lunches and refreshments. Students can attend for free. If the fee is an impediment to participation, we can offer a reduction.
The Presence of Plotinus: The Self, Contemplation, and Spiritual Exercise in the Enneads
Poznań, Poland, 9th-10th June 2020
Sara Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan)
John Bussanich (University of New Mexico)
Martin Laird (Villanova University)
Christian Tornau (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)